Although interracial marriages are becoming more common in China, there are still many communities in China were this is not acceptable.
The story of Sandra Made, a Cameroonian, and Zou Qianshun stands out.
Sandra and her husband met three years ago when he was working in Cameroon, where Sandra ran a hair salon. A year later, Zou proposed and the couple married in 2017. Soon after, they relocated to Zou’s village in northeast China.
At the beginning of Sandra’s relationship with her husband, his parents refused that their son should marry a black woman. According to Sandra’s mother in-law, a Chinese cannot marry a black woman because she can leave at any time.
Now, the couple have become a family and blessed with a son. They decided to give the public a peek into their lives as they stream their day-to-day activities on social media, which is also a source of income for them as they can make up to $1,000 in advertising revenue.
“I adore China. Everyone is envious of me. Everyone likes to see me happy. Everyone likes to see me dancing… they are all my friends. I am missing nothing,” Sandra told Aljazeera.
Sandra has also learnt to speak Mandarin, which she uses to communicate with her online followers, thanking them for their support. She says their videos are popular because people are not used to seeing an African woman with a Chinese man.
Sandra, 27, is a housewife while Zou, 43, is a fishing captain.
Watch the couple share their story here
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